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(CBS Sports)   Brandon Jacobs repays 6-year-old who sent him $3.36...and then some   (cbssports.com) divider line 31
    More: Followup, Brandon Jacobs, Joseph Armento, Candlestick Park, rate of returns, Chuck E. Cheese, Giants fans  
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2012-06-20 08:24:29 PM
Classy move
 
2012-06-20 08:29:49 PM
What is this? Restore faith in humanity day?
 
2012-06-20 08:46:25 PM

Nadie_AZ: What is this? Restore faith in humanity day?


I pooped in your fish tank.
 
2012-06-20 08:50:37 PM

Cake Hunter: Nadie_AZ: What is this? Restore faith in humanity day?

I pooped in your fish tank.


Haha, I fooled you. I was fish sitting. For your sister.
 
2012-06-20 09:16:40 PM

Nadie_AZ: Cake Hunter: Nadie_AZ: What is this? Restore faith in humanity day?

I pooped in your fish tank.

Haha, I fooled you. I was fish sitting. For your sister.


I thought it was weird that your fishtank was in her house.

Well, the important thing is that I pooped, I guess. And that there were fish.
 
2012-06-20 09:28:23 PM
That was cool.
 
2012-06-20 09:39:07 PM
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2012-06-20 09:51:54 PM
Awesome sauce, Mr. Jacobs. :)
 
2012-06-20 09:52:51 PM
Very classy move by Jacobs. As a Niners fan, I'm upset that he's even gonna be on the team, because it probably means Anthony Dixon gets cut, and even though both Jacobs and Dixon are useless running backs, at least Dixon is a very good special teams player.

But yeah, classy move by Brandon. He made that kids year, or longer.
 
2012-06-20 09:53:05 PM
He sucked for me on fantasy because he was injured, but that is a fantastic human being. Thanks, Brandon, for being a good person.

I wish you nothing but success in the SF.
 
2012-06-20 09:57:52 PM

Nadie_AZ: What is this? Restore faith in humanity day?


Just wait until the upcoming college football thread.

/Yay! Playoff!
 
2012-06-20 09:59:55 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: As a Niners fan, I'm upset that he's even gonna be on the team, because it probably means Anthony Dixon gets cut, and even though both Jacobs and Dixon are useless running backs, at least Dixon is a very good special teams player


at least you don't have to put up with Ronnie Brown. :P
 
2012-06-20 10:05:12 PM
Bandon Jacobs was my favorite Giant.

Hideki Matsui was my favorite Yankee.

There is a reason I don't follow professional sports.
 
2012-06-20 10:25:05 PM
He thought his original idea for a meeting place, Chuck E. Cheese, might cause too much of scene.

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Appreciates the idea.
 
2012-06-20 10:31:02 PM
Good thing Jacobs isn't still in college or he'd lose his eligibility.

/at any rate, that's how you take care of your fans - kid will never forget it
 
2012-06-20 11:17:13 PM
Awwwwwwww.
 
2012-06-20 11:23:16 PM
I certainly hope that somebody at the IRS is paying attention to all this money changing hands...
 
2012-06-20 11:46:18 PM
Anyone else read that letter with a cynical eye and wonder just how much of this was the attention whore mother's idea?

/not to rain on restore faith in humanity day, or nothin...
 
2012-06-21 12:20:30 AM

I sound fat: Anyone else read that letter with a cynical eye and wonder just how much of this was the attention whore mother's idea?

/not to rain on restore faith in humanity day, or nothin...


Yeah, but I didn't want to be a debbie downer. Sounds like a bored housewife. Wouldn't be surprised if Jacobs gave her his Mississippi black snake while the husband was at work.
 
2012-06-21 12:21:39 AM
God damn it Jacobs, between this and threatening/ripping on Rex Ryan, you're making it extremely hard to hate you.
 
2012-06-21 01:27:39 AM
Awwww that is so sweet! I feel as I'm getting older this sort of shiat makes me tear up like an asshole. Stupid girly bits getting in the way of rational thinking. Super cool that Jacobs did that and so sweet the little boy wanted to write him and send him money. If only it worked that way, kiddo.
 
2012-06-21 01:37:31 AM

I sound fat: Anyone else read that letter with a cynical eye and wonder just how much of this was the attention whore mother's idea?

/not to rain on restore faith in humanity day, or nothin...


Eh, I thought it too for a second but I teach 1st-3rd grade and live in Indy. The kids were heartbroken when Peyton was leaving and they all wanted to write letters to try to get him to stay. Obviously they don't understand the business and politics but some kids have a strong attachment to players their parents love or just hear a lot about. They get sad when they leave.
 
2012-06-21 05:54:46 AM
In addition to the day out with one of his favorite players, Jacobs also gave Joseph a signed Giants helmet

Aww, I remember when he gave out another helmet to some Colts fan 10 rows up a couple of years ago. Heart of gold.
 
2012-06-21 06:55:58 AM

AnubisMan: In addition to the day out with one of his favorite players, Jacobs also gave Joseph a signed Giants helmet

Aww, I remember when he gave out another helmet to some Colts fan 10 rows up a couple of years ago. Heart of gold.


I remember that game. He kept trying to run the ball to the outside, which was the exact opposite of what you want to do against a defense that's based on speed. He got mad when Coughlin benched him for stinking up the field and apparently (it wasn't on camera) threw his helmet at the bench, which it bounced off of and landed in the crowd. To make it even better, the guy that caught it didn't want to give it back.
 
2012-06-21 10:54:24 AM

mialynneb: I sound fat: Anyone else read that letter with a cynical eye and wonder just how much of this was the attention whore mother's idea?

/not to rain on restore faith in humanity day, or nothin...

Eh, I thought it too for a second but I teach 1st-3rd grade and live in Indy. The kids were heartbroken when Peyton was leaving and they all wanted to write letters to try to get him to stay. Obviously they don't understand the business and politics but some kids have a strong attachment to players their parents love or just hear a lot about. They get sad when they leave.


I'm absolutely sure it was her idea, and reasonably confident she didn't expect to get a personal response. She probably figured it was a "teaching" moment to get the kid to use his school work and practice penmanship, and she probably hoped the team would send him back some kind of official fan mail response to it, at best.

My mom was an elementary teacher, and growing up I wrote everyone from the White House to NASA, to movie stars. The scientists, oddly, seem to be the best about responding and putting real effort into their responses.
 
2012-06-21 12:37:44 PM

Mr Guy:
My mom was an elementary teacher, and growing up I wrote everyone from the White House to NASA, to movie stars. The scientists, oddly, seem to be the best about responding and putting real effort into their responses.


That makes sense if you think about it. Movie stars get tons of fan mail, and chances are they pay someone else to read it for them. The White House is probably a similar situation, although possibly with a higher ratio of hate mail. But I doubt scientists get that much fan mail, so it seems logical they'd be the most likely to read and respond to it.
 
2012-06-21 01:38:22 PM

Neondistraction: Mr Guy:
My mom was an elementary teacher, and growing up I wrote everyone from the White House to NASA, to movie stars. The scientists, oddly, seem to be the best about responding and putting real effort into their responses.

That makes sense if you think about it. Movie stars get tons of fan mail, and chances are they pay someone else to read it for them. The White House is probably a similar situation, although possibly with a higher ratio of hate mail. But I doubt scientists get that much fan mail, so it seems logical they'd be the most likely to read and respond to it.


Some are pretty good: I have a fan letter I sent the producers of Macgyver when I was a kid giving an alternate way to get out of one of the traps he was in - they thanked me for my suggestion and sent me a glossy of Richard Dean Anderson, signed as Macgyver. Was a real thrill for an 8 year old who was not good at writing.
 
2012-06-21 03:13:08 PM
I'm really glad I don't have to hate him any more. Great story. Very cool.
 
2012-06-22 08:56:03 AM
That's awwwwwwwwwsome. :)

/yeah, I went there
//seriously though, that is really cool. Good for him! :)
 
2012-06-22 03:38:50 PM

Di Atribe: I'm really glad I don't have to hate him any more. Great story. Very cool.


Hey, buck up, if Dallas runs the table in the August through November, December might not matter that much and the Cowboys could Romo their way into the playoffs. It's still June, anything can still happen!

/Assuming you ment the Cowboys weren't going to see Jacobs for 2 more years.
 
2012-06-22 04:31:09 PM

Tickle Mittens: /Assuming you ment the Cowboys weren't going to see Jacobs for 2 more years.


I meant that he's no longer playing for an NFC East team that's not the Cowboys. I bet I wouldn't hate Desean Jackson if he didn't play for the stinking Eagles, too.


Tickle Mittens: Hey, buck up, if Dallas runs the table in the August through November, December might not matter that much and the Cowboys could Romo their way into the playoffs. It's still June, anything can still happen!


It's never too soon to start winning, baby!
 
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